A box of tools and materials for oil painting, brushes and paint tubes

Building blocks of art Photo: Albin Dahlström / Moderna Museet

Building blocks of art

The artist's materials and tools


“Oil on canvas” is a common description on our signs, but what does this actually mean? Building blocks of art invites you to look at art behind the scenes.

Art can be many different things: paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, installations, and even happenings. And yet, most works of art are built with the same elements: ideas that are visualised in various materials and media.

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